I'm looking for some advice as to whether myself and my friend who both have RA were discriminated against at lunchtime.
We had booked a table at a gastropub which we frequently visit. On arrival we were taken to a table in the bar area with two sagging armchairs which were unsuitable for dining, as we could not sit upright to eat and the table was at chest level. All other tables have normal dining chairs.
We asked to move due to both having RA, the manager came and flung a dining chair by the table, we said we needed two chairs (plus this chair was in the way of access to a conservatory which had two free tables for two, they had reservation cards on them but he could have swapped the tables).
The manager said they were busy and clearly did not want to help, we sat for another 20 minutes until the waiter came to tell us there were no other tables available at that time. I advised we would therefore have to leave and requested the HO details, at which point the manager came to speak to us.
I advised him I thought It was a possible case of disability discrimination and that when booking a table at a restaurant it is not unreasonable to expect adequate seating. He advised they don't usually book out the table we were given. We were also not offered a suitable table at a later time. As we were about to leave a table of 8 left to which he said you can sit on the corner there! We sat down but decided to leave as were both feeling uncomfortable at this point.
I would appreciate some advice please?